Queen Elizabeth will not be giving Prince Harry's military titles to Prince William, following the confirmation that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex won't be returning as working royals.
A royal insider said that Her Majesty will name the new royal who will take her grandson's military roles in the summer. Due to the Sussex's final decision to step away from their royal duties, Harry will no longer keep these honorary titles: Captain General of the Royal Marines, Honorary Air Commandant, and the RAF Honington Commodore-in-Chief - Small Ships and Diving, Royal Naval Command.
In a statement, Buckingham Palace said that Harry's military roles will return to Her Majesty, which will be redistributed to members of the working royal family. Initially, the Queen held off passing Harry's honorary title, thinking that the Duke of Sussex will reconsider one year after he and Meghan left the royal fold.
Sources said that William will not receive the military roles because it could further cause a divide between the brothers. The insider added that the Queen is very aware of the "thorny issues" between Harry and William.
It comes as William released a video to thank the Armed Forces working alongside the NHS for their help in the vaccine rollout in the United Kingdom. William's brief stint in the Royal Army earned him the rank as Major but some members of the Royal Marines want him to take over as the Captain General after Harry gave up on his royal roles.
Aside from the military honors, Harry and Meghan have also been stripped off their royal patronages in The Queen's Commonwealth Trust, The Royal National Theatre, The Rugby Football Union, The Rugby Football League, The Association of Commonwealth Universities. These organizations immediately issued a statement thanking Harry and Meghan for their time and commitment.
Meanwhile, there are loud talks that Princess Anne could assume Harry's military roles. The Queen's daughter did not serve the military but she holds at least 65 military honorary titles in her service to the Crown. Anne could likely fulfill the work Harry vacated as the Princess Royal has a reputation for being hardworking.
If she's given the new honor, Anne will be the first female Captain General in the history of the British royal family. It's the role that her father, Prince Philip, carried for 64 years before he retired in 2017 and passed it down to Harry in that same year.